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Halfords IP Sydney Announces New Appointments

Three New And Significant Team Members Signed On

Halfords IP (HIP) Announces New Appointments


ANTHONY COWLE                         Partner

DAN BERGER                                  Partner

CATHERINE CHANT                Special Counsel


Anthony and Dan join Halfords IP (HIP) from Davies Collison Cave (DCC).


Anthony Cowle was a Partner at DCC for more than 20 years, where he headed up the engineering patents team in the Sydney office. Anthony has vast experience in all aspects of Australian Patent prosecution and practice, working with a variety of both local and international clients. Anthony primarily specialises in electrical, engineering, and medical device inventions.


Dan Berger was a Senior Associate at DCC, where he worked for more than 10 years before joining Halfords IP in March. Dan has a nanotechnology science background, and brings a wealth of experience in working with both local and international clients, particularly in the medical device, material science, nanotech and engineering science patent fields.


Catherine Chant is a senior lawyer who joined the Halfords team in 2016, after many years in private legal practice, with extensive experience in branding, other intellectual property and consumer law.


Halfords IP (HIP) is one of Australia’s leading Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firms, with offices in Sydney CBD and in Parramatta. HIP remains proudly independent and has avoided the peculiar ‘Australian experiment’, where most of Australia’s patent attorney profession has been packaged into three listed entities, each owning multiple firms, trading away the futures of the profession’s best and brightest.


Geoff Davidson, HIP Partner, and who has been with HIP since 1989, comments ‘the upheaval in the patent profession in recent years has created opportunities for us.  The addition of Anthony and Dan to the HIP partnership, and elevation of Catherine to Special Counsel, demonstrates that our independence assists us to attract and retain the best people, enabling us to provide superior service to our clients. Remaining independent allows us to put our clients first.’